Pharmacy Museum Basel

Characteristics
Inventory: 
The "Pharmacy museum" contains collections of old pharmaceuticals, pharmacy furniture, laboratory utensils, ceramics, instruments, books, art- and craftwork. The museum is situated in the old house "Zum Vorderen Sessel", where the famous humanist Erasmus and the alchemist Paracelsus once dwelled.

The museum contains the following collections:

  • materia medica: medicaments of mineral, herbal and animal origin as well as amulets and agents against the plague
  • Instruments: balances, weights, microscopes and a variety laboratory utensils
  • Herbal books: historic pharmacopoeias since the 16th century
  • Amulets
  • Pharmaceutical vessels produced by the most important manufacturers
  • Laboratories and pharmacies
Postal address
Totengässlein 3
4051
Basel
Switzerland
Contact
Phone number: 
+41 61 264 91 11
Statistics
Review Date: 
31.05.2017